Lord Knight of Weymouth

Lord Knight of Weymouth

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Knight of Weymouth

Name

Jim Knight

Party/group

Labour

Joined the Lords

23 June 2010

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
knightja@parliament.uk

Web & Social media

Biography

UK Parliament

Post Date
Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 2011-
Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) 2010-11
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) 2009-10
Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West) 2009-10
Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners) 2007-09
Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Schools and 14-19 Learners) 2006-07
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Rural Affairs, Landscape and Biodiversity) 2005-06
Committee House Date
Defence Committee Commons 2001-03
Constituency Date
South Dorset 2001-10

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
MD, Online Learning TSL Education Ltd 2014-
Director Dentons Directories Ltd 1991-01
Director West Wiltshire Arts Centre Ltd 1989-91
Administrator Central Studio, Basingstoke 1987-89
Worker The Works Theatre Co-operative 1985-87

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Councillor Mendip District Council 1997-01
Councillor Frome Town Council 1995-01

Member's focus

Policy
Education & Skills
Employment and training
Digital Inclusion & Services
Rural Policy
Technology

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Director, Egale Limited (advice and project work in education, technology and literacy) (trading entity for Member's self-employment - see also category 4(a)). Egale Limited receives or has received in the past calendar year income for services personally provided by the Member to: TSL Education; Alderwood Education; Dods; EC Harris; GSMA Ltd; Campaign for Learning Ltd
    • Director, IanXen Ltd (developer of mobile diagnostic technology for tropical diseases)
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Managing Director, Online Learning, TSL Education Ltd (from 1 April 2014)
  • 4: Shareholdings (a)

    • Joint owner with wife of Egale Limited (see category 1)
    • Step-A International Ltd (see category 1)
    • Arsenal Fanshare Society Ltd
  • 4: Shareholdings (b)

    • IanXen Ltd (developer of mobile diagnostic technology for tropical diseases)
  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to New Orleans, 5-8 May 2014, to speak at IMS Global Conference; cost of flights and accommodation met by IMS Global of Florida, USA
  • 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

    • Gift from Football Association of two tickets for FA Cup Final, 17 May 2014
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Chair, HTI Education Trust (furthering employability in education through academies and other activity)
    • Unremunerated Director, Apps for Good Ltd (registered charity seeking to enable young people currently digitally excluded)
    • Chair, Tinder Foundation Ltd (tackling social and digital exclusion
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Visiting Professor, London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, University of London
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Unremunerated trustee, Nominet Trust